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   LATEST ADDITIONS
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 4
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 4 was released in 1982, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3 and Zeus 3x. The OSM Zeus 4 is a Z80 based multi-user computer that supports a single hard drive (from 6 to 25 Mb) and up to 8 users (4 on first models) via dumb terminals plugged into RS232 ports. The ports ...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The first Zeus system was released in 1981. It looks like a mini-computer with a fairly big case that can house mutimple user boards. Each user has a dedicated Z80A-base-single board that fits into the system mainframe. The modular, stackable system can expand up to 64 users. To add a user, you need a dumb terminal and a user "microcomputer" module added into the mainframe. ...
ALSPA COMPUTER ACI-1 / 2
The Alspa ACI-2 is an integrated CP/M system. The chassis houses one 8” full height floppy drive (the ACI-1) or two half-height drives (making it an ACI-2). While the machine at first appears to be an external drive box, there’s a single-board Z80 computer mounted below the disk drive(s) that provides for a full, integrated CP/M system. The ACI-2 single-board computer includes a 4 MHz Z80, 64K of dynamic RAM, boot ROM, a double density floppy controller, three 8251A serial ports, and optio...
SYSTEMS GROUP System 2800
The System 2800 is a family of 8 bit multi user microcomputers released by Systems Groups in 1980. The systems are housed in a single desk top or rack mounting cabinet which contains an eight slot S100 bus motherboard, the central processing system and either one disk drive and a tape cartridge backup ot two disk drives. The various models in the family are differientated by the combination and number of disk drives and tape backing stores whith which they are supplied. The basic model...
FUJITSU  FM-X
The Fujitsu FM-X is one of the first MSX models to be released, and the only MSX computer ever made by Fujitsu. Indeed Fujitsu had another competing computer range which was quite successful, in the form of the FM-7, FM-8 and FM-77, and which were based on a Motorola 6809 processor. Thus Fujitsu didn't really insist in producing other MSX models. The FM-X has only 16 KB of RAM, 1 cartridge port ...
VICTOR HC-6
The HC-6 is the second MSX computer from Victor/JVC (after the HC-5). It is in fact essentially a rebranded Yamaha YIS-503 or CX5 computers without SFG music module and MIDI capabilities. The main feature of the HC-6 was the possibility to add a superimposing adapter module (HC-A602S) which can be used to display computer generated graphics on top of videos ! Look at the adverts for examples. This machine was only sold in the Japanese market....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
SEIKO 9500
Nothing is known about this japanese professionnal system... Apparently it was a small CAD/CAM system....
MULTITECH  MPF-I/88
The MPF-I/88 is the most evoluated system of the MPF learning tools computers specifically designed for use in the teaching of microprocessors, microelectronics, and control technology. The MPF-I/88 main purpose is to teach the Intel 8088 microprocessor. Unlike its small brothers (MPF-1B, MPF-1 Plus and Microkit 09), the MPF-I/88 offers a real full-stroke keyboard and a nice 2-lines LCD display. In fact the system can manage...
NEC  PC 6001
The NEC PC 6001 is the first member of the great NEC PC family. During the 80's and the beginning of the 90's, the big Japanese electronics companies launched several series of computers, they were very powerful and had great features (some of them were costly options or totally non-existent on European or American computers at the time), the FM series from Fujitsu, the JR series from Matsushita (Panasonic), the
MICROWRITER Microwriter
Microwriter was not really a computer, but a very original pocket word processing system, designed in 1980 by Endfield Cie in the USA and later manufactured in the UK. It used a keyboard with only 6 keys which made it possible to keyboard all the alphabet letters, numerals and punctuation marks. The typing method used the letters shape likeness and only one hand was necessary to type text. It only required a few hours to get used to keyboard and then typing speed could be very fast. The inter...
ORIC TELESTRAT
The Oric Telestrat is the successor of the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos with which it is compatible. It was launched some months after Oric was bought by Euréka, a French company in 1985. It was designed especially for telecommunications, like the Goupil 2, the Thomson TO-9+ or the Exeltel. It was designed to be used with the Minitel (Fre...
STELLAR ELECTRONIQUE Combat lunaire
A weird and rare french system, built by Stellar Electronique from Grasse, France. The games are two variation of the classic Tank Battle.Everything on this system have been designed in order to reduce the costs. No joysticks or paddles, just some buttons built-in the console. The case is made of two thermoformed plastic sheets, just stuck with hot glue. The board itself is hot-glued on the lower half of the case ! No screw or bolt were used to built this cheap console, and all the wires and com...
OPEN UNIVERSITY, UK Hektor 3
Also very little information about the Hektor III. The case and keyboard were the same as the Hektor II but the electronic board was completely redrawn to support up to 64 KB of RAM and ROM. Several I/O connectors allowed to connect an extension card, a light pen, a 1200/75 baud modem, a parallel printer and even a mouse. The Hektor III was also loaned to the students for the duration of the Open University course, hence its rarity. Thanks to Ian Hall for all the pictures....
INTEL iPDS
The iPDS (Intel Personal Development System) was a portable system intended to support both hardware and software design and development for boards based on many different families of Intel microprocessors (8085 or 8088) or embedded microcontrollers (8031/8051/805X family). The unit was powered by an Intel 8085. It contained one floppy disc drive and a 64 KB bubble memory chip that could be used as a boot disk if no floppy disc was inserted. Through the I<...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-5036A
The HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab was designed by Hewlett Packard to be a learning tool for acquiring the basics of microprocessor operations. It was also used to help students, technicians and engineers understand how to repair faulty microprocessor-based systems. Mounted in a brief case, the HP 5036A provided both the hardware and software basics and vital troubleshooting information needed to solve hardware problems. The board held a 8085A CPU, 2 KB ROM and 1 KB RAM. Displays for the Address...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 PC-4
The Tandy PC-4 Was a rebadged version of the Casio PB-100. Apart from the brand/model plate, the design and features was identical to the original Casio model....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Julien Ciura
5/22/2022
ELECTRONICA CIP-03
Hi all, I want to revive a CIP03 that has a missing crystal (CLK). What frequency should that be? Many thanks in advance. Julien

Carl Gundel
5/20/2022
COMPAQ Portable III
I have one of these, the 286 model. It works fine, mostly. Now and then it will not boot as if the CMOS battery is dead, but then pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del will fix the problem somehow. In addition, the display driver seems to have some bad capacitors. If I don''t run the computer often, after a few weeks the screen will show some glitchy vertical lines. Then if I let it run for a few hours the lines will fade away and they don''t come back if the machine is off overnight. I only have 640K in the computer, but would like more memory. Does anyone know where I can get information about how to do an upgrade? Thanks. basicforge@gmail.com

PETER WALSH
5/19/2022
OLIVETTI  M20
Does anyone know what a chord keyboard is? Peter Walsh

Dorian Viaud
5/16/2022
NCR  PC6
Hi, i''ve got one at home Which used to work several years Before. I Will be able in a month to send you some pictures of the inside and if i can put an hand on the screen, some shots of the interface. Contact me if you''re interested. Best regards, Dorian

Dorian Viaud
5/16/2022
NCR  PC6
Hi, i''ve got one at home Which used to work several years Before. I Will be able in a month to send you some pictures of the inside and if i can put an hand on the screen, some shots of the interface. Contact me if you''re interested. Best regards, Dorian

Joseph Monzo
5/16/2022
YAMAHA  C1
I got a C1 around 1990 and loved it. Only was able to use it for a few years and then something went wrong with it, I don''t remember what it was now, probably the screen. I kept it anyway for a long time, and remember very clearly how painful it felt when I moved and decided to throw it away, just put it in the trash. Now I''ve become a collector of vintage computers and really would love to have one again, that''s in working condition. If anyone has one to donate or sell, search for me on Facebook and send a message.

Christine Earl
5/15/2022
AMSTRAD  PC 1512
Help. I have a 1987 Amstrad PC1512DD with monitor keyboard, printer × some paper, user manuals , other books , interface modem , ( don''t know They are ). Not used now . Can anyone use this .? Everything must go formatted discs etc . Must collect from nr. BAKEWELL. DE45 1LL. A donation would be nice . Going to skip otherwise ..please help. Sentimental reasons .don''t want it to go to skip . Thanks Christine .


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
HOCKEY
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
TEMPEST 2000 (J9010E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Llamasoft (developer) - 1994
 game - shoot them up
WWF RAW (32X) (T-8103B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Sculptured Software (developer), TitanSports - 1995
 game - wrestling
PUZZLY
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - jigsaw - mind games
BASIC LEVEL II (B-20)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
MITEC - 1983
 application - basic - programming language
PAPERBOY (PA2041)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game -
PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
EXERION (G-1028)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Jaleco, Sega - 1983
 game - shoot them up
ROBOTAN WARS
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - robot - shoot them up
TIMEPARADOX
Sharp X1
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
ALIEN, A.K.A. SUPER ALIEN (VIC-1906)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - maze
VIDEO BLACKJACK (VIDEOCART-03)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - blackjack - card game
BLACKJACK (MG1007)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game
TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert, September...

OLIVETTI
M24

 
German advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
UK advert (part 1), ...

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
ACE 1000 advert (198...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
Brazilian advert #3

PROLOGICA
CP-400

 
U.S. advert (1982) #...

COMMODORE
C64

 
US advert, August 19...

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
Proud mother

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Japanese advert

PANASONIC
FS A1 WX / WSX

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
Nice ad (1983)

NEC
PC 6001

 
1976 advert

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9830

 
French advert

MICRONIQUE
Victor / Hector 1

 
US advert, July 1985

APPLE
MACINTOSH Plus

 
First US ad.

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS-80 Model 12

 
close-up

RESEARCH MACHINES
Nimbus PC

 
French ad #2

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-586 / 686

 
NorthStar brochure #...

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
U.S. advert (1979)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
U.K. ad. (Dec. 1985)

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
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